Resources 2018-01-09T19:03:18+00:00


As of early 2017 the US National Library of Medicine listed more than 25,000 research-based publications on the use and efficacy of marijuana.

You may explore them yourself at, Some of these, and other articles, can be found below.

Cannabis 101 This site discusses the latest studies, trends and perspectives linking cannabinoid research and mind-body medicine, based on the extensive research of renowned researcher, Uwe Blesching, PhD. This site provides helpful information on conditions cannabis usage may be helpful for, as well as on dosage, based on the methodology developed by leading medical cannabis physician, Dr. Dustin Sulak of Maine. This site’s mission is to advocate and elevate all information Cannabis related. “We Stand for Clarity, Transparency, and the Right to live with Dignity and Quality of Life.”

The Compound  Chart: Compounds in Cannabis Impacting Wellness


Zelda Therapeutics

Zelda Therapeutics has been formed to bring together some of the world’s leading researchers and clinicians active in the study and use of medicinal cannabis to treat a variety of ailments.

We believe that by investing in rigorous research and clinical trials we can generate significant value for all stakeholders as the world re-acquaints itself with this ancient medicine.

 The company is developing medicinal cannabis therapies in collaboration with a number of key international leaders and research organisations. Zelda has exclusive access to comprehensive patient data that has demonstrated therapeutic success using cannabinoid-based treatments and has leveraged this to commence pre-clinical research in breast, brain and pancreatic cancer and will commence human clinical trials in 2017 on a number of other disorders including insomnia and dermatological conditions such as eczema.

California Laws Regarding Medical Marijuana –  2018 California Cannabis Legalization Launch Guide – GreenState – American Medical Evaluation Centers – The Canna Law Blog is a forum for discussion about the practical aspects of cannabis law and how it impacts those involved in this growing industry. – Latest News from California – The Medical Board of California – The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is a national advocacy leader of drug law reform that is grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights

Obtaining a Medical Marijuana Recommendation/Card

Purchasing any form of marijuana in California’s dispensaries before January 1, 2018 requires a doctor’s recommendation in the form of a letter or a card. Your primary care physician, or any physician, can give you such a recommendation. However, many physicians are still reluctant to do so because they may know little about the potential benefits of cannabis or about the specialized paperwork it requires.

They may also be concerned about sanctions potentially imposed by the federal government if their organization receives federal funding. If your physician is unwilling to provide a recommendation for you, you can obtain a card from a variety of on-line sources. Several of these are listed below.

Once you have obtained a doctor’s recommendation you may visit a dispensary (also listed below) where a wide range of products, both psychoactive and non-psychoactive, are available. Dispensary employees are trained to provide information on the various products and to make suggestions. However, their primary role is to sell products and they usually do not have medical training.

To get more personal guidance we believe you may find it most helpful and more cost effective in the long run to get your recommendation from a medical practitioner who specializes in cannabis treatment (some local ones are listed below). While you will pay more initially to get a card from these practitioners, they will work with you, including follow-up visits, to find the best products and optimal dosing to meet your personal medical needs.

Medical Practitioners Whom Club Members Have Found Helpful

Calla Spring Wellness  – Lead by a board certified medical team, teaches how to effectively use medical cannabis specific to health requirements.

• Individualized Dosing Instructions Calculated to mg specific to your health needs
• Maximized Cannabinoid Efficacy
• Cannabis Lab Test Result Interpretation
• Medical Record Review
• Pharmaceutical, Supplement, and Diet Review and Interaction Prevention
• Recommended Cannabinoid Treatment for Chemo and Radiation Side Effects
• Recommended Strategies for Reduction of Cannabinoid Therapy Side Effects
• Reference and Utilization of Collected Proprietary Scientific Data
• Data Collection for Continuing Research and Development
• Follow up Care

FAQ  |  Inquires/Appointments

Eloise Theisen, RN, MSN  of Green Health Consultants, has an office in Lafayette. Elosie is a certified geriatric nurse practitioner specializing in cannabis therapy. For over 15 years she has worked in oncology treating hundreds of patients with the side effects of chemotherapy, as well as treating those suffering from epilepsy, chronic pain, ALS, dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, fibromyalgia, and various auto-immune diseases. She is dedicated to ensuring that patients receive qualified counseling to safely and effectively use cannabinoids to manage a wide range of health conditions, treat illnesses, and reduce their intake of pharmaceuticals.
925.349.8015  |
Frank Lucido, MD:  Dr. Lucido has been described by the SF Chronicle as one of the world’s foremost medical cannabis experts. He has been assisting patients with medical cannabis since 1996.
2300 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA  |  510.848.0958  |

Online Sources of Medical Marijuana Cards/Recommendations

California NORML
This organization is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to reforming California’s marijuana laws. It is the only state organization devoted specifically to marijuana reform for consumers. Their website contains a vast array of helpful information on medical marijuana, including consumer health advice, and sponsor scientific research. Their website also provides sources of physicians and medical marijuana cards.

This site asks you to download a free mobile app, enter information about yourself and your health issues. Following a phone consultation with a physician you may order products from an affiliated delivery service. Your card will be mailed to you.

Green Flower Media
Your definitive online source for cannabis education and courses.

They will ask you to fill out basic medical information and to upload a photo and a scan of your driver’s license. You will then have a video chat with a physician who will tell you what products may be most suitable for your symptoms. Your card will be mailed to you.  (This site may not be supported at all dispensaries.)

United Patients Group
The ‘first stop’ for patients and medical professionals for Medical Marijuana Treatments and Cannabis Information. Be Informed. Be Well.

Consulting / Delivery Services

Aunt Zelda’s –  Products are all-natural and strain specific. See Dispensaries listing for more information.
510-604-9550 | fax 510-259-9735 |

Harborside Health Center  – 1840 Embarcadero, Oakland. Offers 15% discount to those over 65. Same day delivery to Rossmoor.
888.994.2726  |

Marygold Delivery Service – Artisanal Organic Cannabis delivered straight to your door.

Octavia Wellness – Customized Cannabis Solutions for Seniors & Enthusiasts.
octaviawellness. com


(All require doctor’s recommendation/card plus picture ID)

Aunt Zelda’s –  Their mission is to alleviate patient suffering through medical cannabis.  “Our goal is to create a positive and supportive community of medical cannabis users. We aspire to be your trusted source of cannabis resources and its safe, effective and responsible use.”
510-604-9550  |  fax  510-259-9735   |   Aunt Zelda’s Products

Berkeley Patients Group – has been a model dispensary for well over a decade. BPG gives away free medicines to the most needy each month.
2366 San Pablo Avenue  |  510.540.6013  |

Harborside Health Center  – 1840 Embarcadero, Oakland. Offers 15% discount to those over 65. Same day delivery to Rossmoor.
888.994.2726  |

Magnolia Wellness Center  – 161 Adeline Street (SW corner of 3rd & Adeline), Oakland. Open 7 days a week from 9 am to 8 pm.
510.628.2113  |  Express orders 510.628.2119  |